It’s the perfect “heater” of the organism and provides extra energy so it’s good to be consumed in winter period. Considering that this type of energy reaches the bloodstream very fast especially is recommended for athlete after strenuous day.

In our country the most used dried fruits are: plums, figs, apples, pears, apricots, raisins, pineapples, dates…

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Dried fruit – storage of potassium and magnesium

The dried fruit is storage of potassium and magnesium. In 100 gr of dried fruits have from 600 to 800 milligrams of potassium, in dried apricots even 1,370. In 100 gr of dried bananas has even more even 1,490 milligrams. The dried fruits are also rich with iron, and represent a perfect antioxidant cocktail of vitamins C, E and beta carotene.

How you should eat dried fruit?

The modern nutritionists think that dried fruit should be eaten in moderate amounts throughout the year. Avoid after main meal, because it slows down the digestion, and brings too much calories.

The bananas are good to consumed for relieving stress, while one handful of raisins kills the appetite, and sugar in raisin helps to perform physical and mental effort easier.

Those who want to lose weight it is recommended to consume dried plums and figs because they are rich with fibers. In cases when you are very hungry eat 1 or 3 figs thus they are rich with magnesium and fibers, and have less calories compared to other fruits.

Dried apricots are recommended for the athletes and for all who have regular physical activities, because they contain large amounts of potassium, which is very important for proper function of the muscles. You should know that plate of 5 dried apricots covers 20% of the daily need of this mineral, and also part of the need level of iron for the organism.